The Shakespeare litter were born on 25 August 2020. Grafmax Titania and Grafmax Oberon entered the show ring when shows restarted in June 2021. By eighteen months they had won:
2 x BPIS, 2 x RBPIS
1 x BPIB
1 x Reserve Best Bitch
Grafmax Oberon JW
Junior Warrant/1 RCC
1 x BPIS, 4 x BPIB, multiple class wins and group placings
Let me introduce to you...
The Fab Four litter
Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW ex
Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM
Grafmax Sergeant Pepper
Grafmax Lucy in the Sky
born 23 September 2019
Peppe (Grafmax Sergeant Pepper) at 2 years
Lucy (Grafmax Lucy in the Sky) at 2 years
RIP lovely Satchmo
Satchmo (BE, NL Ch Grafmax Louis Armstrong ShCM, RL3Ex) sadly died on 14 July 2020, aged exactly 11 years and 2 months. He was my heart dog, beautiful, clever, bonded, and just such a lovely character. I shall miss him always.
From the Blog
What some of the judges had to say
Satchmo (Bel, Neth Ch Grafmax Louis Armstrong ShCM RL3Ex) - 1 CC, 4 RCC, 8 CAC, 7 CACIB, 2BIS, 1RBIS, Belgian Winner 2013, Amsterdam Winner 2013, Dobermann Club BIS Sept 13, Welsh Dobermann Club Top Dog Open Shows 2012 and 2013. Welsh Dobermann Club Top Veteran 2017. Qualified level 3 'excellent' in Rally.
Satchmo won DCC and BOB at CRUFTS 2013 under judges Stuart Mallard and Keith Baldwin and was SHORTLISTED FOR THE WORKING GROUP under judge Ferelith Somerfield. He has also won RCC at NEDC champ show 2013 under judge Anne Gibbons (beaten only by the legendary Ozzy Osbourne), RCC at Leeds 2013 under Carol Brown, RCC at Southern Counties 2015 under Kari Jarvinen and RCC at Midland Counties 2015 under Frank Kane. He won BIS at the Dobermann Club September 2013 and BIS at Chertsey open show in 2014 under Gavin Robertson. He was Best Dog and BOB Darlington 2011; Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex Darlington 2012.
In mainland Europe, Satchmo won his champion titles in the Netherlands (in only 6 shows) and in Belgium. He won Amsterdam Winner 2013 under Revaz Khomasuridze (RU) to add to Belgian Winner 2013 under Vladimir Piskay (SK).
Satchmo had 102 class wins, 41 BOB, 2 BIS and 1 RBIS. Satchmo was Best Veteran in Breed at NWPB 2016, Best Veteran in Show at SW Dobermann Club in 2017 and BVIB at Blackpool 2018.
Velvet (Ch Taevas Black Velvet at Grafmax JW ShCM) - 3 CC (2 with BIS/BOB), 2 RCC.
Velvet won CC and BIS at Scottish Dobermann Club 2015 under breed specialist Rade Vesic (SER), CC and BOB at NWPB 2016 under breed specialist Jay Horgan, and at Paignton under breed specialist Sue Mycroft; RCC at SWDC 2014 under breed specialist Chrstine Parker and RCC at NEDC 2016 under breed specialist Billy Henderson. She was also awarded RBB at Scottish Dobermann Club 2016 under breed specialist Lynne Jones, BB at Boston 2017 under breed specialist Richard Stracey, and BIS at the NECDS open show 2017, also under Richard Stracey. She now has 2 BVIS.
Velvet produced her first litter in 2019, to Ch Grafmax Roberto Alagna JW - the Fab Four litter, and her secxond in 2020 - the Shakespeare litter.
Kiki (Grafmax Ninette de Valois) - Kiki has her stud book number and won 3rd out of 18 in Open Bitch at Crufts in 2016. She has been placed every year she has been at Crufts. Kiki produced the '8 tenors' litter in May 2016.
Nina (Cosajoro Nina Simone at Grafmax) - 2004-2015. Nina competed until she was 11, winning VHC in Veteran Bitch at Crufts in 2014 and 2015, the latter at the age of almost 11.